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 Post subject: Re: Triumphs over anxiety!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:04 am 
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Whatever it is, it's practically never as terrible as anxiety tells us it will be.

I think anxiety means well—in its way—but it really doesn't understand much about how the world actually works.

I came here for hope and inspiration and I really, really like this. Very true.

I guess I'm having a lot of what you could call triumphs--tackling an obscene amount of tasks that normally terrify me. I never really ever feel that my anxiety is lessened while doing so, but everything is always a tiny bit less terrifying than I let anxiety convince me it will me. Anxiety tells me everything is insurmountable, so I guess by making things "mountable" by trying I'm triumphing. Yay?


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 Post subject: Re: Triumphs over anxiety!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 1:08 pm 
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My taxes are going to be horrifying, but I'm doing what needs to be done to get them filed and squared away. Even though it's last minute. I'm still going to get them done, which is good.

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 Post subject: Re: Triumphs over anxiety!
PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 3:03 pm 
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Watch me go:

I am about to take the bus (ding!) to go downtown to shop for pants (!). That's two triggers, but I'm doing it anyway. By myself. I don't know why buying pants is so unpleasant. Well, there's the dressing room protocol (do I just go in? wait for you to open it for me?), the feeling like I'm being evaluated (these are too small? big? I should look at those over there?).

Ugh.)

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 Post subject: Re: Triumphs over anxiety!
PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 4:14 pm 
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Or... watch me give up when two buses don't show up.

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 Post subject: Re: Triumphs over anxiety!
PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 1:45 am 
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In my city that is just a thing that happens a lot with certain bus lines. It sucks that it happened today and messed up your schedule. I think it's pretty neat that you got up and got out though. That part is hard, so it's worth something.

I hope the pants buying goes smoothly whenever it happens.


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 Post subject: Re: Triumphs over anxiety!
PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:42 am 
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Mr poopie is in England for the foreseeable future, so I'm in charge of... well, everything. It's been two weeks now, and I've survived so far! I even arranged a time for someone to come cut our yard this morning. I could cut it myself, but we decided it would be better just to hire someone for this one thing. I texted with the guy to set a time, then I met him and paid him and I didn't die in the process.

Now I just need to schedule poopieboy for a haircut, and call his pediatrician to set up his 4-year checkup, and arrange something for his birthday. I can do this! I think?

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 Post subject: Re: Triumphs over anxiety!
PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:55 pm 
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Yes, you can do this!

You're doing it!

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 Post subject: Re: Triumphs over anxiety!
PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:56 pm 
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(And I did buy pants yesterday, but I had chompy with me, so I wasn't alone, so I don't know if it counts. But I did buy pants, which I needed, so it's good.)

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 Post subject: Re: Triumphs over anxiety!
PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:57 pm 
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It totally counts! Yay pants!

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 Post subject: Re: Triumphs over anxiety!
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Not my personal triumph, but I'm super proud of my mom--who is afraid of flying in general and is also pretty severely claustrophobic--for coming all the way from the US to visit me!

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 Post subject: Re: Triumphs over anxiety!
PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 12:04 am 
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Check me out: Right before I got on the bus to go home after the weekly Korean meetup, I tested my blood (insulin-dependent diabetes here). I was really low. So I drank some juice and ate a Clif bar and got on the bus a minute later. This is exactly the kind of situation that would have pushed my buttons completely off, but I'm hanging in.

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 Post subject: Re: Triumphs over anxiety!
PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 12:14 am 
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Yes you did! Congrats!


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